Posts Tagged ‘open heart’
Whoosh Whoosh – outta bed at the crack of dawn, serving the demands of others the whole day through? Have you even brushed your teeth? I am noticing, on a very intimate cellular level, that the speed of Everything is increasing hourly. Can this be possible? I think so!
The danger here is that before we have that millisecond to catch our collective breath (remind me to come back to the breath in a moment), things will have teetered off the edge and ‘up the creek without a paddle’ will sound like a walk in the park compared to the new reality we’ll be living in.
My mission is to get you to STOP AND RETREAT. Even just for a day. If I can get you for a weekend, then there’s an even better chance that you might be guided to the place of softening… even melting is possible. There in the fuzzy-focused place things will be seen differently. Visions you stopped dreaming long ago will reappear and begin to crystallize into a blossoming truth. Your Truth. Your Authentic Knowing. Your own sweet and inspired Clarity about what’s what.
Honestly I’m scared. Scared that I won’t get you in time. That the long ago dreams will have completely dematerialized and be forever gone. I hope not but if it’s a race with that Ugly Ole Time-Obsessed , Life-Managing, I’ve-Never-Done-Enough-So-Don’t-Stop Gremlin, I’m gonna need more support than ever to get your attention.
How can I steer you this way? What spark of aliveness can I wave in front of you? How can I find the words that will be enough? The truth is I don’t know. And what works for one, will not work for the next one. So all I can do is BE IT. Allow my own Wild Soul not to hide. Allow her to share with you the joy o f being in relationship with All That Is. See those aspens over there? Can you feel how those dazzling oranges are reflecting the light in my soul too? Feel the beat of that song? The music is magic and my heart is helpless before it. Looking into the vulnerable eyes of my friend and seeing her bravery in the face of more tragedy than I’ve ever known – I am humbled in our shared humanity and instant connectedness through love. All these are the language of my Wild Soul.
Making each moment mean something. Living deeper and deeper, even though it requires bringing down the walls of judgment and comparing and hiding what isn’t perfect.
Are you game? Are you seeking the place to pause and Breathe? Knowing that in the suspended place between inhale and exhale lies the treasure you are. Let’s go together. I don’t know exactly what we’ll find but I’ve been traveling here a long while and can help when fear seeps in. I’ve learned many tools to read the map of the heart. And I am a spiritual warrior for calling forth courage and badger-like devotion to your Wild Soul.
If you’re ready, Come. If you’re Willing, Join me. If you know that you’ve already waited too long, Answer the call of your own Wild Soul.
Certified Coach/Retreat Leader Victoria FittsMilgrim choreographs Retreats and a 1:1 Coaching Practice in Durango, CO. Her last retreat for 2010 is Journey with Your Wild Soul November 19-21 in the Canyon of the Ancients in southwestern Colorado. Space is limited and registration is open now. Contact Victoria at Victoria@truelifecoach.net .
Some days the world comes at you at 90 miles an hour – ie, either endless small non-stop challenges, or big challenges that take your time and heart away from what you think you need to be doing.
It can sure be overwhelming! We all have connections to so many people and things – as part of the interconnected web we’re a part of – each one brings joy and fulfillment sometimes and new challenges for growth and learning at other times.
The past couple weeks I’ve had one of those big challenges facing me and it requires me to change. To change how I’ve been in relationship with someone who I care deeply for. Which in some way is like a break-up. Since I’ve been married for 22 years, and this person is not my husband (whew), i
t’s been quite awhile since I’ve ‘done’ break-up. I’m not used to the many feelings and emotions I’ve had arise. This had required me to stretch myself for sure.
How do you handle all the feelings that loss brings up? What keeps you centered as you go through letting go? (I’ll discuss the Letting Go part in another blog soon)
I have a big basket of tools (thankfully!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t get so caught up in feeling that I forget them. Humanity is a never-ending experience! This week, as I felt myself struggling, I recognized that it was time to connect with a tool, as the path I was on was turning into a huge downer.
What tool worked this time? Well it’s usually a combination of a couple but the one I want to highlight here is: Doing the Laundry! Surprise! Surprised? Yup, it worked for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
- Creating order from chaos – when change shows up, it can turn our nicely organized world into chaos. We all want some measure of control over life – sometimes though, it’s just not going to happen in the area of change. So if I turn my attention to something else – something I can have an effect on in a positive way, it brings me more breathing space to settle down.
- Feeling Productive – when I do the laundry, at the end I have an outcome that pleases me. Nice warm piles of folded clothes. This alone warms up my heart and begins to soften me towards the change I need to embrace with an Open Heart.
- Making a Difference – if I do the laundry for me and my husband, I know I’m making a difference. It may not save the world but we each have fresh clothes to wear that are ready to go. Making my life and someone I care about’s life a little easier also expands my heart.
Just living these 3 values I notice the positive effect on me. I am not so triggered by the changes facing me and now, I can start to let go. There’s more breathing room. I can start to see more possibility in the change — what doors are opening that had been closed? What new aliveness is possible in me? A fresh perspective becomes available – expansion and magic are back at work. I’m no longer in freak-out, emotionally triggered mode. I can see and then take my next step.
Are you dealing with Change? Has it got you off in Never-never Land? Try this simple way to realign yourself with yourself. Let me know how it goes!
To the living the Change Journey with Grace,